Some of the best bargains you’ll ever get are on eBay, and ‘’collection only’’ items can sometimes be the most exciting and interesting finds. If you’ve purchased a collection item on eBay that you don’t fancy driving to collect, we offer a parcel collection and delivery service; our drivers can collect your parcel from the buyer, then we will deliver it to you the very next day*.

We’re cost effective too as we have the cheapest next day delivery rates in the UK, so ipostparcels can be the perfect choice for collecting and delivering your eBay bargains.

eBay Courier Service - How does it work?


Step 1: Register with us (it’s quick and easy) and with a few clicks your parcel will be booked in for collection and delivery.

Step 2: When you’re booking your parcel in for collection and delivery, all you have to do is set the collection address as the sellers, and the delivery address as your own. You’ll also need to forward your parcel label onto your seller.

Step 3: Make sure you select a collection day for your item on a day that suits you and your seller, as the seller needs to be home for us to collect the item.

It’s that easy!

Considerations of using an eBay Courier


If you’re thinking of using ipostparcels to collect your eBay purchase, you should always check with the seller first – before the auction is completed. There will be some additional actions they’ll need to take.

For example:

  • The seller may need to be around at time of collection, we are unable to provide collection windows until the day of the collection.The seller could avoid this by leaving the item in a safe place.
  • However, they may not have a place safe enough, or a reliable neighbour to leave it with. Without checking first, it may be quite an imposition on them.
  • All items carried by ipostparcels need to be packaged well, which puts onus on the seller to prepare it ready for shipping. You shouldn’t expect them to do this without agreeing it with them first as there may be additional costs for you to pay them to cover the materials.
  • The seller will most likely want to photograph the item before it’s sent, as proof of the condition it left them in – this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, as they are simply protecting themselves against the more unscrupulous eBayers out there.
  • We can only collect UK items. Unfortunately we cannot collect items purchased internationally at this time.

As long as you have these considerations in mind, opting for an eBay courier is quick and easy with ipostparcels, part of DHL UK. Our couriers are highly experienced and handle 1000s of parcels through the network each day, including fragile and high value items. With us, that eBay bargain will be in your possession, easily, quickly and affordably, with ipostparcels.

eBay Courier for sellers


If you are a seller on eBay it’s also worth noting the benefits of using ipostparcels, part of DHL UK as a courier service. By linking your eBay account to ipostparcels, we can import all your sold items and recipient’s delivery address directly into our booking form – saving you admin time.

When you have a home collection, you can also save £1 on every additional parcel you send in one UK order and save up to £35 on your parcel delivery when you use our pre pay service.

Take a look at our parcel delivery rates to see just how cheap you can ship an item in the UK – with next day delivery from only £1.99* (ex VAT) and the ability to carry items up to 25kg in weight, we’re happy to be the first choice for eBay sellers and buyers looking for reliable courier services.


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